Accessing counselling at Mind in Haringey 

Step 1

The first step is to read the information leaflet about the counselling service we provide.

Counselling information pack

Step 2

If you decide to seek access to the counselling service then you will first need to complete a simple referral form. This form can be found below by clicking on the link 'referral form'. Please also complete and return the 'about you' form along with your referral form.  

Referral Form part 1 - Counselling

Referral Form part 2 - About You

The information contained in all these forms will be kept confidential.

Step 3

Once you have completed the forms, send them to us along with the non-refundable one-off assessment fee of 25 (5 concessionary fee if you are unemployed, retired or a student) to book an appointment for an assessment.

This can be done via post (to the address on the counselling form), in person at our office or by sending your forms by email ( and your payment by Paypal:

Please choose from the following:

Step 4

Once we have received your form and payment, you will be offered an appointment for an assessment within four weeks. All clients have an initial assessment where a decision is made on what the most appropriate treatment is for them. You will be given an opportunity to talk about your difficulties and you will also find out more about the service.

Step 5

If you would benefit from further counselling, we will arrange for you to see a counsellor on a regular basis. There is normally a waiting list. Within the 2 weeks of the assessment appointment, you will be advised of the likely timescale before counselling can begin. The time you will have to wait will depend on the availability of counsellors as well as your own needs and availability. 

Step 6

When you first meet with the counsellor you will both agree a counselling contract. This simply talks about the responsibilities of both you as a client, and those of the counsellor. It also sets in place things like confidentiality, length of sessions, payment expectations and what happens at the end of the agreed period. 


After your counselling has finished it would be helpful to us to receive your feedback. You can use the form below

Client Evaluation Form

Mind in Haringey is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and all our counsellors abide by the BACP Ethical Framework

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